What Happened in 1952

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 418

  • Jan 1st Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 5th string quartet
  • Jan 1st 38th Rose Bowl: #4 Illinois beats #7 Stanford, 40-7
  • Jan 1st 18th Sugar Bowl: #3 Maryland beats #1 Tennessee, 28-13
  • Jan 1st 18th Orange Bowl: #6 Georgia Tech beats #9 Baylor, 17-14
  • Jan 2nd "Pal Joey" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 542 performances
  • Jan 3rd "Dragnet" with Jack Webb premieres on NBC TV
  • Jan 3rd Australia beat W Indies by one wicket at the MCG, last stand 38
  • Jan 5th Flying Enterprise sinks

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Jan 5th British Prime Minister Winston Churchill makes an official visit to the US

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Jan 7th French Plevin government falls
  • Jan 8th Jordan adopts constitution
  • Jan 9th Belgian Pholien government resigns
  • Jan 9th Karel Sys wins European heavyweight boxing title

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Jan 9th Marines give notice that they will recall Ted Williams to active duty

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Jan 10th Jean Anouilh's "La valse des toréadors," premieres in Paris

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jan 10th The Greatest Show on Earth", directed and produced by Cecil B. DeMille, starring James Stewart and Carlton Heston, premieres in New York (Best Picture 1953)

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
  • Jan 11th Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Marianne Moore
  • Jan 12th NFL Pro Bowl: National Conference beats American Conference 30-13
  • Jan 12th University of Tennessee admits it's 1st black student
  • Jan 14th "Today Show" premieres with Dave Garroway & Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV
  • Jan 14th Rationing of coffee in Netherlands ends
  • Jan 14th Snowstorm in Sierra Nevada kills 26
  • Jan 16th New Dutch bible translation finished

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Jan 16th US Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Jan 17th 1952 NFL Draft: Bill Wade from University of Vanderbilt first pick by Los Angeles Rams
  • Jan 19th NFL takes control of NY Yanks
  • Jan 19th PGA approves allowing black participants
  • Jan 20th British army occupies Ismailiya, Suez Canal Zone
  • Jan 20th Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
  • Jan 21st Nehru's Congress party wins general election in India
  • Jan 24th 1st NFL team in Texas, Dallas Texans formerly NY Yanks
  • Jan 24th Fire in main building of French Port Martin Antarctic base

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Jan 24th Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada.

Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey
Governor General of Canada
Vincent Massey

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Jan 25th Test debut of Australian Richie Benaud, v West Indies at the SCG

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • Jan 26th At least 20 people have been killed and 100s injured during riots in Cairo against the British
  • Jan 28th 40th Women's Australian Championships: Thelma Coyne Long beats Helen Angwin (6-2, 6-3)
  • Jan 28th 40th Men's Australian Championships: Ken McGregor beats Frank Sedgman (7-5, 12-10, 2-6, 6-2)
  • Jan 30th Lehmer verifies: 2^521-1 & 2^607-1 (183 ciphers) Mersenne-prime #
  • Jan 30th Paul Creston's 4th Symphony, premieres
  • Jan 30th Korean War truce talks deadlock
  • Jan 31st Dutch Lutheran Church reunites after 1½ centuries
  • Jan 31st Harry Heilmann & Paul Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Feb 1st General strike against French colonial rule in Tunisia
  • Feb 1st SN Behrman's "Jane" premieres in NYC

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Feb 2nd B.B. King's “3 O’Clock Blues” hits #1 on the US Billboard's R&B hit parade to become his first national hit

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King

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Feb 4th 1st black executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC NY)

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

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Feb 6th Queen Elizabeth II succeeds King George VI to the British throne

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Feb 8th "RCA Victor Show Starring Dennis Day" debuts on NBC TV
  • Feb 8th Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc
  • Feb 10th India holds its first general election: Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru remains in power
  • Feb 11th 2nd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 108-91 at Boston

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Feb 13th Rocky Marciano defeated Lee Savold for his 39th straight win

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
  • Feb 14th 6th Olympic winter games open at Oslo, Norway
  • Feb 15th King George VI is buried in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

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Feb 16th Hall of Famer Honus Wagner, 77, retires; Pirates retire his #33

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • Feb 16th Ian Craig makes NSW cricket debut aged 16 years 249 days (NSW record)
  • Feb 18th 4th Emmy Awards: Red Skelton, Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca win
  • Feb 19th French offensive at Hanoi
  • Feb 20th "African Queen" opens at Capitol Theater in NYC
  • Feb 20th 1st black umpire in organized baseball certified (Emmett Ashford)
  • Feb 21st Bangladesh Martyrs Day (martyrs of Bengali Language Movement)
  • Feb 21st Dick Button performs 1st figure skating triple jump in competition
  • Feb 21st 9th Golden Globes: A Place in the Sun, Fredric March, & Jane Wyman win
  • Feb 24th Betty MacKinnon and Sam Snead win the LPGA Orlando Mixed Golf Tournament
  • Feb 25th 6th Winter Olympic games close at Oslo, Norway
  • Feb 26th Netherlands-Indonesian Unity conference
  • Feb 26th PM Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb
  • Feb 29th Ice Dance Championship at Paris France won by Westwood & Demmy GRB
  • Feb 29th Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Ria Falk & Paul Falk of GER
  • Feb 29th Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Paris won by Jacqueline du Bief of FRA
  • Feb 29th Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Richard Button USA
  • Feb 29th The island of Heligoland is restored to German authority.
  • Mar 1st Egyptian government-Ali Maher Pasja resigns
  • Mar 1st Helgoland, in North Sea, returned to West Germany by Britain
  • Mar 2nd Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
  • Mar 3rd Puerto Rico approves its 1st self-written constitution
  • Mar 5th Terence Rattigan's "Deep Blue Sea" premieres in London
  • Mar 8th Antoine Pinay forms French government
  • Mar 9th Heinz Neuhaus wins Europe Heavyweight Boxing title

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Mar 10th Military coup led by General Fulgencio Batista in Cuba

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • Mar 15th "2 in the Aisle" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 276 performances
  • Mar 15th Greatest 24-hr rainfall begins: 187 cm at La Reunion, Indian Ocean
  • Mar 16th 1870 mm rain in Cilaos, Reunion (world record)
  • Mar 16th Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • Mar 18th 1st plastic lens for cataract patients fitted (Philadelphia)
  • Mar 20th 24th Academy Awards: "An American in Paris", Humphrey Bogart & Vivian Leigh win
  • Mar 20th Final ratification of peace treaty restoring sovereignty to Japan by US Senate
  • Mar 21st "3 Wishes for Jamie" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 94 performances
  • Mar 21st -22] Tornadoes in Ark, Tenn, Mo, Miss, Ala & Ky cause 343 deaths
  • Mar 21st 31 storms crosses 6 states killing 340 in South-Central US
  • Mar 21st Alan Freed presents Moondog Coronation Ball at old Cleveland Arena, 25,000 attend 1st rock & roll concert ever
  • Mar 22nd Dutch DC-6 crashes near Frankfurt, killing 44
  • Mar 23rd Rangers with less than 14 minutes to go blow a 6-2 lead, losing 7-6 to Chicago Black Hawks. Mosienko scores 3 times in 21 seconds
  • Mar 24th Great demonstrations against apartheid in South Africa
  • Mar 26th 14th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beats St Johns 80-63
  • Mar 26th F Durrenmatt's "Die Ehe des Herrn Mississippi" premieres in Munich

MurderAssassination Attempt

Mar 27th Failed assassination attempt of West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer

German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
German Chancellor
Konrad Adenauer
  • Mar 27th Sun Records of Memphis begins releasing records
  • Mar 27th "Singin' in the Rain", a musical comedy starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds, is released
  • Mar 28th US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 728

  • Jan 2nd Ricky Van Shelton, Grit Va, country singer (Wild-Eyed Dream)
  • Jan 2nd Wendy Phillips, American actress (Executive Suite, Promised Land), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 2nd Graeme Strachan, Australian rock singer (Skyhooks) (d. 2001)
  • Jan 3rd Jim Ross, American wrestling announcer
  • Jan 6th Armelia McQueen, NC (Bkln Conservatory), actress
  • Jan 6th Grant Goodeve, actor (David-8 is Enough, Dynasty), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Jan 6th Moondog Spot, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
  • Jan 6th Frank Sivero, Italian-born American actor
  • Jan 7th Giuliano Ferrara, Italian politician, journalist and founding editor (Il Foglio)
  • Jan 8th Lauri Walters, actress (8 is Enough, Harrad Experiment), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 8th Norm Jarvis, Prince Albert Sask, golfer (1984 Chilliwack)
  • Jan 8th Vladimir Feltsman, Russian-American pianist
  • Jan 9th Eveline L Herfkens, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • Jan 9th Hugh Bayley, British politician
  • Jan 10th Scott Thurston, keyboardist/guitarist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • Jan 11th Ben Daniel Crenshaw, PGA golfer (1976 Bing Crosby), born in Austin, Texas
  • Jan 11th Lee Ritenour, jazz musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 11th Massimo Lopez, Italian comedian
  • Jan 11th Bille Brown, Australian actor and playwright
  • Jan 11th Michael Forshaw, Australian politician
  • Jan 12th Ricky Van Shelton, country musician
  • Jan 12th Charles Faulkner, American motivational speaker and author
  • Jan 12th Walter Mosley, American author
  • Jan 13th Cornelius Bumpus, keyboardist (Doobie Bros-Minute by Minute)
  • Jan 13th Sharon Gabet, actress (Edge of Night, Another World), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Jan 14th Sydney Biddle Barrow, madam/autohr (Mayflower Madam)
  • Jan 14th Maureen Dowd, American writer
  • Jan 14th Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu, Prime Minister of Romania
  • Jan 15th Melvyn Gale, rocker (ELO)
  • Jan 16th Lloyd Blaine Hammond Jr, Savannah Ga, Major USAF/astr (STS 39, 64)
  • Jan 16th Roberta Baskin, NY, correspondent (48 Hours)
  • Jan 16th King Fuad II of Egypt
  • Jan 17th Larry Fortensky, former husband of actress Elizabeth Taylor (7th)
  • Jan 17th Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jap, rocker (Academy Award 1988, Yellow Magic Orch)
  • Jan 17th Darrell Porter, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • Jan 18th R. Stevie Moore, American singer, songwriter, and home recording pioneer
  • Jan 18th Michael Behe, American advocate of Intelligent Design
  • Jan 19th Dewey Bunell, Yorkshire England, rock guitarist (America-Daisy Jane)
  • Jan 20th Ian Hill, bass guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin the Law)
  • Jan 20th Paul Stanley, [Eisen], rock guitarist (KISS-Beth)
  • Jan 21st Marco Camenisch, Swiss environmental activist
  • Jan 21st Louis Menand, American writer and critic
  • Jan 22nd Karen Moe [Thornton], US swimmer (Olympics-gold-1972)
  • Jan 22nd Teddy Gentry, Fort Payne Ala, country music star (Alabama-Mt Music)
  • Jan 22nd Ace Vergel, Filipino actor (d. 2007)
  • Jan 23rd Omar Henry, cricketer (1st colored player for South Africa 1992)
  • Jan 24th William F Readdy, Quonset Point RI, astronaut (STS 42, 51, 79)
  • Jan 25th Sara Mandiano, French singer and songwriter
  • Jan 25th Timothy White, American journalist (d. 2002)
  • Jan 26th Mario Runco Jr, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 44, 54, 77), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jan 26th Thomas Edward Henderson, SC, basketballer (Olympic-silver-1972)
  • Jan 27th Brian Gottfried, tennis star (Wimbledon Doubles 1976), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jan 27th Peter Garland, composer
  • Jan 27th "White Shoes" Johnson, American football player
  • Jan 29th Tommy Ramone, [Erdelyi], Budapest, Hungary, rock drummer/bassist (Ramones)
  • Jan 30th Doug Falconer, Canadian football player
  • Jan 31st Rosanne Musgrave, headmistress (Blackheath HS)
  • Jan 31st Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter (d. 1969)
  • Feb 1st Roger Y. Tsien, Chemist (Nobel Prize 2008) born in New York City (d. 2016)
  • Feb 2nd Genichiro Tenryu, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Feb 2nd Park Geun-hye, 1st female President of South Korea (2013-), born in Jung-gu, Taegu
  • Feb 3rd Fred Lynn, baseball outfielder (Boston, California, Baltimore), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 3rd Jack Fields, (Rep-R-TX, 1981- )
  • Feb 4th Jerry Shirley, rock drummer (Humble Pie-Hot N Nasty, Eat It)
  • Feb 4th Lisa Eichhorn, actress (Cutter's Way, Yanks), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 4th Li Yinhe, Chinese sexologist
  • Feb 5th Daniel Balavoine, French singer and songwriter (d. 1986)
  • Feb 6th Richard Charsworth, Australian women field hockey head coach (Oly-96)
  • Feb 6th Ricardo Lavolpe, Argentine football coach
  • Feb 7th Vasco Rossi, Italian singer
  • Feb 8th Hans Van de Lubbe, Dutch bassist/singer (Dike)
  • Feb 8th Nancy Lord, Libertarian VP candidate (1992)
  • Feb 9th Danny White, quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Feb 9th Mookie Wilson, American baseball player
  • Feb 10th Mike Varty, American NFL player, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 10th Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore
  • Feb 12th Salvador Pineda, Mexico City, doctor
  • Feb 12th Simon MacCorkindale, English actor (Falcon Crest, Manimal), born in Ely, Cambridgeshire (d. 2010)
  • Feb 12th Michael McDonald, rock keyboardist/vocals (Doobie Brothers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Feb 13th David Puilum Choi, Hong Kong, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Feb 13th Ed Gagliardi, American rock bassist (Foreigner-Cold As Ice), born in NYC, (d. 2014)
  • Feb 13th Freddy Maertens, Belgian cyclist
  • Feb 14th Nancy Keenan, current NARAL president
  • Feb 16th James Ingram, American vocalist (Just Once), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Feb 16th Barry Foote, Major League Baseball player
  • Feb 17th Insook Bhushan, Seoul Korea, US table tennis player (Olympic-92)
  • Feb 17th Karin Janz, East German gymnast
  • Feb 18th Juice Newton, [Judy Cohen], Virginia, vocalist (Angel of the Morning)
  • Feb 18th Veronica "Randy" Crawford, US vocalist (One Day I'll Fly Away)
  • Feb 19th Rudolfo Neri-Vida, Mexico, PHD/astronaut (STS 23)
  • Feb 19th Amy Tan, American novelist
  • Feb 20th Catherine Cummins, Clintwood Va, 1st of 5 siblings born on 2/20
  • Feb 21st Jean-Jacques Brunel, rock bassist (Stranglers-Dreamtime)
  • Feb 22nd James Philip Bagian, MDPE/astronaut (STS 29, STS 40), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 22nd Wayne John Levi, Little Falls NY, PGA golfer (1983 Buick Open)
  • Feb 22nd Bill Frist, American politician
  • Feb 23rd Brad Whitford, Mass, rock guitarist (Aerosmith-Jamie Got a Gun)
  • Feb 24th Simon Weinstock, businessman/racehorse owner
  • Feb 24th Tom Burleson, USA, basketball (Oly-silv-1972) tallest Olympian-7'4"
  • Feb 25th James A Barcia, (Rep-D-Michigan)

Famous Weddings

  • Feb 14th Comedian Joey Adams marries gossip columnist Cindy Heller

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 21st Actress Elizabeth Taylor (19) marries for the 2nd time to actor Michael Wilding (39)

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 8th Future US President Ronald Reagan (41) marries Nancy Davis (30) at the Little Brown Church in San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
US First Lady Nancy Reagan
US First Lady
Nancy Reagan
  • Mar 24th Author of 'James Bond' novels, journalist and secret intelligence agent Ian Fleming marries Anne Geraldine Charteris

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 12th Cambodia king Norodom Sihanouk (29) weds Paule Monique Izzi

King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
Norodom Sihanouk
  • Jul 2nd Zulu-leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi marries Irene Mzila

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 9th American educator, Presbyterian minister and TV host Fred Rogers (24) weds Sara Joanne Byrd

TV Host Fred Rogers
TV Host
Fred Rogers

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 9th Country singer June Carter Cash (23) weds singer Carl Smith (25)

Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash
  • Jul 15th Gerald D Lascelles (under English princess Mary) weds Angela Dowding

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 31st Soprano singer Leontyne Mary Violet Price (25) weds concert bass-baritone singer William Warfield (32)

Opera Soprano Leontyne Price
Opera Soprano
Leontyne Price

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 17th Country music legend Hank Williams (29) weds Billie Jean Jones in Minden, Louisiana

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams
  • Oct 18th Latin actress Maria Felix (38) weds actor and singer Jorge Negreta (40) in Mexico
  • Nov 18th "Rock Around The Clock" rock and roll pioneer Bill Haley (27) weds Barbara Cupchak

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Feb 28th Actress Gene Tierney (31) divorces fashion designer Oleg Cassini (39) after almost 11 years of marriage

Actress Gene Tierney
Gene Tierney

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

May 29th Country music legend Hank Williams and Audrey Sheppard granted divorce for the second and final time after seven years of marriage. Their first divorce was in 1948.

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 11th Actress Agnes Moorehead (51) divorces actor Jack G. Lee (50) after 22 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 156

  • Jan 4th Constantl Permeke, Flemish painter (Boerin), dies at 65
  • Jan 5th Nawab of Pataudi, cricket (play polo 3 Tests for Eng 3 for Ind), dies
  • Jan 5th Victor Alexander John Hope, viceroy of India (1936-43), dies at 64
  • Jan 8th Antonia Maury, discoverer (supergiant, giant & dwarf stars), dies
  • Jan 8th Joseph Arendt, Belgian worker's union leader, dies at 66
  • Jan 11th Jean JM de Lattre de Tassigny, gen (N-Africa/Indo-China), dies at 61
  • Jan 11th Aureliano Pertile, Italian tenor (b. 1885)
  • Jan 14th Artur Kapp, Estonian composer (b. 1878)
  • Jan 15th Ned Hanlon, Premier of Queensland (b. 1887)
  • Jan 17th Walter O "Spike" Briggs, owner (Det Tigers), dies at 74
  • Jan 18th Curly Howard (Jerome Lester Horwitz), American actor and comedian (The Three Stooges) (b. 1903)
  • Jan 20th Arthur Farwell, composer, dies at 74
  • Jan 22nd Roger Vitrac, French poet/dramatist (Mysteries of Love), dies at 52
  • Jan 25th Sveinn Bjornsson, Danish 1st President of Iceland (1944-52), dies at 70
  • Jan 26th Louis van Deyssel, Dutch writer (Diary of Franc Rozelaar), dies at 87
  • Jan 26th Khorloogiin Choibalsan, leader of Mongolia (b. 1895)
  • Feb 2nd Charles De Roche, actor (10 Commandments), dies at 72
  • Feb 2nd Johann Babtist Thaller, composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 5th Reginald Allen, cricketer (uncle of Gubby, Test Aust v Eng 1887), dies
  • Feb 6th George VI, King of Britain (1936-52), dies at 56
  • Feb 9th Norman Douglas, essayist/novelist, dies
  • Feb 10th Henry Drysdale Dakin, British-American biochemist, known for the Dakin-West reaction (b. 1880)
  • Feb 13th Alfred Einstein, German/US musicologist, dies at 71
  • Feb 13th Josephine Tey, English author (b. 1896)
  • Feb 14th Maurice De Waele, Belgian cyclist (b. 1896)
  • Feb 16th Knut [Pedersen] Hamsun, Norwegian writer (Wanders, Nobel 1920), dies
  • Feb 19th Knut Hamsun, writer, dies at 92
  • Feb 19th Lawrence Grant, actor (Bulldog Drummond), dies at 82
  • Feb 27th Theodorus Pangalos, Greek general/dictator 1926, dies at 74
  • Mar 1st Mariano Azuela, Mexican novelist (b. 1873)
  • Mar 4th Charles Scott Sherrington, English scientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)
  • Mar 5th Vladimir Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 7th Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (b. 1893)
  • Mar 11th Pierre Renoir, French stage and film actor and director (b. 1885)
  • Mar 21st Wilhelm Albrecht, German SD-chief, executed
  • Mar 22nd Uncle Dave Macon, American musician (b. 1870)
  • Mar 23rd Klaas Schilder, Dutch vicar/theologist/antifascist, dies at 61
  • Mar 31st Wallace H. White, Jr., American politician (b. 1877)
  • Apr 2nd Bernard F Lyot, Fren astronomer (chronograph, Lyot-filter), dies at 55
  • Apr 5th Henri Vandeputte, Belgian writer (L'Autre Vie), dies at 75
  • Apr 5th Charles Collett, GWR chief mechanical engineer (b. 1871)
  • Apr 11th Wadih Sabra, Lebanese composer (Kulluna lil Watan), dies at 76
  • Apr 13th [Rosalie] Julia Cuypers, Flemish actress (Adelaarsjong), dies at 79
  • Apr 21st Leslie Banks, actor (Henry V, 21 Days, Eye Witness), dies at 61
  • Apr 21st [Richard] Stafford Cripps, Engl min of Plane-manufacturing, dies at 62
  • Apr 23rd Elisabeth Schumann, singer, dies
  • Apr 23rd Minus van Looi, [Benjamin van der Neart], Flemish writer, dies at 60
  • Apr 23rd Julius Freed, American inventor and banker (b. 1887)
  • Apr 24th Hans [Hendrik A] Kramers, physicist (quantum mechanics), dies at 57
  • Apr 24th Jules Poncelet, Belgian minister of State, dies at 82
  • Apr 26th Charles L Baars, Dutch actor (Women Tamers), dies at 59
  • Apr 27th Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician (b. 1865)
  • Apr 30th Charles Radoux-Rogier, composer, dies
  • May 1st William Fox, [Fried], US film pioneer (Nickelodeon), dies at 73
  • May 6th Alberto Savinio, Italian composer (Capitano Ulisse), dies at 60

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May 6th Maria Montessori, Italian physician/educationist, dies at 81

  • May 8th William Fox, Austrian-born film producer (b. 1879)
  • May 9th Canada Lee, African American actor (Lost Boundaries), dies in NYC at 45
  • May 11th Giovanni Tebaldini, composer, dies at 87
  • May 15th Albert Basserman, actor (Madame Curie, Rhapsody in Blue), dies at 84
  • May 15th Italo Montemezzi, composer, dies at 76
  • May 16th Alec Hearne, cricketer (scored 9 in Test for Eng v South Africa 1892), dies
  • May 16th Frances Benjamin Johnston, early American female photgrapher
  • May 18th Rossetter Gleason Cole, composer, dies at 86
  • May 21st John Garfield, actor (Juarez, Air Force), dies at 39
  • May 23rd Georg Alfred Schumann, composer, dies at 85
  • May 26th Damaso Alonso, Spanish linguistic/poet (Hombrey Dios), dies at 55
  • May 31st Walter Schellenberg, German lawyer/headed spy (Venlo), dies

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Jun 1st John Dewey, US philosopher (Common Faith), dies at 92

Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer John Dewey
Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer
John Dewey
  • Jun 9th Adolf Busch, German composer (b. 1891)
  • Jun 12th Michael von Faulhaber, Cardinal/archbishop of Munich, dies at 83
  • Jun 13th Max Pulver, writer, dies
  • Jun 15th Jakob Jud, Swiss linguist/etymologist, dies at 70
  • Jun 16th Andrew Lawson, Scottish-American geologist, first to map the entire San Andreas Fault (b. 1861)
  • Jun 17th Alberto Williams, Argentine composer (Etrerno Reposo), dies at 89
  • Jun 17th Jack Parsons, American rocket-fuel pioneer and renegade occultist (b. 1914)
  • Jun 18th Efim D Bogolyubov, Russian chess player, dies at 63
  • Jun 19th Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone (b. 1888)
  • Jun 20th Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (b. 1898)
  • Jun 24th Lodewijk Mortelmans, composer, dies at 84
  • Jun 27th Max Dehn, German mathematician (b. 1878)
  • Jul 2nd Henriette H Bosmans, Dutch cello player/pianist/composer, dies at 56
  • Jul 3rd Daniel Zamudio, composer, dies at 64
  • Jul 3rd Henriette Bosmans, composer, dies
  • Jul 4th Walter Long, dies at 73
  • Jul 6th Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, French Canadian politician (b. 1867)
  • Jul 10th Rued Immanuel Langgaard, composer, dies at 58
  • Jul 18th Paul Saintenoy, Belgian architect (b. 1862)
  • Jul 18th Jack Earle, American actor and sideshow performer (b. 1906)
  • Jul 22nd Antonio Maria Valencia, composer, dies at 49
  • Jul 22nd August Balthazar, Belgian politician, dies at 58
  • Jul 25th Herbert Murrill, composer, dies at 43

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Jul 26th Eva Perón [Evita], Argentine First Lady and actress, dies of cancer at 33

First Lady of Argentina Eva Perón
First Lady of Argentina
Eva Perón
  • Jul 27th Roland Pope, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies
  • Jul 27th W de Basil, [US Voskresenski], Russia, ballet dancer, dies
  • Jul 31st N B F "Tufty" Mann, cricketer (South African slow lefty 1947-51), dies
  • Aug 5th Sameera Moussa, Egyptian nuclear scientist (b. 1917)
  • Aug 11th Riccardo Martin, composer, dies at 77
  • Aug 12th David Bergelson, Yiddish language writer (b. 1884)
  • Aug 16th Lydia Field Emmet, American painter (b. 1866)